Sunglasses c/o Arden Deals
Can I just say that this has already felt like the longest summer ever?! We moved to Arizona in the dead of winter from Utah on the last day of January... and enjoyed amazing spring weather for like, 2 weeks. 80 degrees came quickly in Arizona and I specifically recall the outfit that Mia wore on Valentine's Day, shorts and a tank top! It has felt like summer since mid February to us only because we were used to much, much colder weather! Even though people have warned me, I've been horrified this week as we've experienced our first taste of what summer is truly like in the Phoenix valley... 113 degrees for the high all week long, and it's already 90 degrees by 7am when I try to get and go on a run! Yeah, I'm dying! So even though it's not officially summer, it's officially summer in Arizona (and feels like it has been for months!) so I'm sharing our summer bucket list for 2015!
2- Okay, let's be real. I'll still take her to the splash pad ;)
3- Take Mia to watch a movie at the (very air conditioned, I hope!) movie theaters!
4- Make homemade popsicles. Lots of them! The best part is that they will be packed full of fruits and veggies... perfect way to sneak some extra goodness into our diets!
5- Go out for ice cream... and let Mia get a whole, messy cone to herself (and don't bat an eye at the mess on her face, clothes or hands, HA!)
6- We probably need to do a snow cone date while we are at it. Or maybe a date to Rita's? I've heard amazing things about that place and well? The snow cone/slushy photos are totally appealing to my pregnant taste buds, ha!
7- Set up a fun play corner in our front room for Mia! We've been holding out on her with some pretty awesome stuff (like the kitchen we got her for Christmas... that is still in the box! oops!) to keep her entertained once it was way too hot to spend our days outside. It's safe to say that we have reached that point... Mia will die of excitement when she sees all her new, fun stuff!
8- Paint at least once a week. Finger painting, rock painting, painting pictures on paper, etc. Mia will absolutely love these painting activities!
9- Enroll Mia in some type of mommy and me class once our swim lessons end. I would love to get a dance class but I haven't been able to find anything for kids younger than 3, so now I'm looking into the little gymnastics classes until Mia turns 3! (She has been asking about dance for weeks now!)
10- Soak up all the time I can with my Mia girl! I must admit that I'm totally rooting for summer to fly by as this extreme heat will surely send me to the loony bin in my pregnant state... but Fall means baby time (like, the very beginning of Fall) and life will totally change for all of us (in the best way, of course! but it will take some serious adjusting for all of us) so I will definitely be doing my best to cherish these days with Mia and hopefully create some amazing memories for her!
What's on your summer bucket list?!